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Kansas City Fed: Robust Corn, Soybean Production Make Exports Increasingly Important

Kansas City Fed: Robust Corn, Soybean Production Make Exports Increasingly Important

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jan 17, 2018

Cortney Cowley, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, indicated in an update last week (“As Winter Looms, Key Risks Keep Ag Outlook Cool“) that, “Following steep declines for three consecutive years, farm income was expected to stabilize in 2017 and

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DTN Grain Close: Corn Wakes Up, Finishes Higher

DTN Grain Close: Corn Wakes Up, Finishes Higher

👤From DTN 🕔Jan 17, 2018

After several weeks of trading steady to lower, March corn posted its largest gain since mid-November, ending up 4 3/4 cents with help from commercial buying that found little opposition. Winter wheat and March oats were also modestly higher, while

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DTN Livestock Midday: Cattle Futures Rally Midweek

DTN Livestock Midday: Cattle Futures Rally Midweek

👤By Rick Kment DTN Analyst 🕔Jan 17, 2018

Firm buyer support has moved into the cattle complex Wednesday morning as traders continue to step back into the market. The uncertainty as to just how much fundamental support is still limiting trade volume, but buyers remain aggressive midday. GENERAL

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DTN Grain Midday: Corn Leads Higher

DTN Grain Midday: Corn Leads Higher

👤By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Jan 17, 2018

Corn is the midday leader, followed by wheat, with soybeans marginally lower. CORN Corn trade is 3 to 4 cents higher at midday with trade testing upside resistance at midday. Ethanol futures are higher helping the corn strength, or some

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Wildland Fire Potential High in Central & Southern Plains – Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma

Wildland Fire Potential High in Central & Southern Plains – Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma

👤By Kathy Gehl, K-State Research and Extension 🕔Jan 17, 2018

The central and southern Plains, including much of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas have a higher than usual potential of wildland fire through April, according to Kansas State University scientists and a government organization that assesses such risks.  In its latest

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Corn, 2018: Expect an Average Loss of $115.33 Per Planted Acre – Commentary

Corn, 2018: Expect an Average Loss of $115.33 Per Planted Acre – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Jan 17, 2018

As a new year begins, we are going to take the time to look at the profitability of the major crops produced by US farmers, in part because their financial situation will affect both the type and the cost of

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Ag Law in the Field: How Will Tax Reform Affect Agriculture? – Audio

Ag Law in the Field: How Will Tax Reform Affect Agriculture? – Audio

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Texas Ag Law 🕔Jan 17, 2018

Kristine Tidgren from the Iowa State Center for Ag Law and Taxation joined me on a recent episode of the Ag Law in the Field Podcast to discuss the ins and outs of the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 

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DTN Cotton Open: Inches Higher in Quiet Early Dealings

DTN Cotton Open: Inches Higher in Quiet Early Dealings

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Jan 17, 2018

India reported to have cancelled export sales. March bounced from overnight dip. Cash sales increased to 15,426 bales on The Seam, including 13,409 bales of grower sales. Cotton futures ticked slightly ahead in quiet early dealings Wednesday, with spot March

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Thompson On Cotton: With Rally, Consider Pricing 2018 Crop

Thompson On Cotton: With Rally, Consider Pricing 2018 Crop

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔Jan 17, 2018

Let me go on record as saying, this old southern boy has had his fill of this bitter cold winter. The only consolation being that it may curb some pest problems later in the growing season. Fortunately, despite these bone

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DTN Livestock Open: Cattle Paper Under Pressure

DTN Livestock Open: Cattle Paper Under Pressure

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Jan 17, 2018

Live and feeder contracts are likely to open under selling pressure sparked by struggling wholesale beef prices and ongoing technical concerns. On the other hand, lean hog issues should open higher thanks to follow-up buying and recent gains in the

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